As it happened | SLvSA: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Updated: Jun 28, 2019, 10:18 PM(IST)

South Africa's Hashim Amla plays a shot. Photograph: AFP


Match 35 of Cricket World Cup 2019 is between Sri Lanka and South Africa

Jun 28, 2019, 10:18 PM


South Africa thumped Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their World Cup match at Chester-le-Street on Friday, dealing a huge blow to the Asian side's hopes of reaching the sem-finals.

The Proteas, who were already out of the race for the final four, reached their target of 204 in the 38th over.

Hashim Amla (80) and Faf du Plessis (96) put on 175 for the second wicket as South Africa finished on 206 for one.

Dwaine Pretorius won Man of the Match award. 

Jun 28, 2019, 10:07 PM

Done and dusted!

South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by nine wickets. 

Jun 28, 2019, 10:05 PM

37th Over

5 runs from this over. 

South Africa crossed 200-run mark.

Need 3 more to win. 

Jun 28, 2019, 10:03 PM

36th Over

Malinga's last over. 

5 runs from this over. 

His bowling figure for this match is 10-1-47-1. 

Jun 28, 2019, 10:01 PM

35th Over

Isuru Udana's 4th over. 

6 runs from this over. Including one beautiful boundary on the last ball. 

Jun 28, 2019, 09:56 PM

34th Over

Lasith Malinga is back into attack. 

7 runs from this over. 

1 boundary on the second last ball of the over from Faf du Plessis' bat. 

Jun 28, 2019, 09:55 PM

33rd Over

Jeevan Mendis' 7th over

9 runs from this over. 

1 boundary on the second last ball of the over. 

Jun 28, 2019, 09:45 PM


Well that's cool for the fans there...

Jun 28, 2019, 09:44 PM

32nd Over

Thisara Perera's fifth over. 

Just 3 singles from this over. 

It's time drinks break. 

Jun 28, 2019, 09:41 PM

31st Over

Jeevan Mendis' 6th over. 

7 runs from this one. 

Jun 28, 2019, 09:33 PM

30th Over

Thisara Perera is back into attack. 

5 singles from this over. 

The score is 159/1. 

Jun 28, 2019, 09:32 PM

29th Over

Jeevan Mendis is back into attack. 

5 runs from this over. 

Jun 28, 2019, 09:31 PM

28th Over

Suranga Lakmal is back into attack.

It's his 6th over. 

Very expensive over by Lakmal as total of 13 runs came in this over. 

Jun 28, 2019, 09:30 PM

27th Over

Dhananjaya de Silva continues from the other end. 

5 runs from this over. 

Jun 28, 2019, 09:29 PM

26th Over

A good over by Malinga.

It's his 8th over and just 1 run from this one. 

Jun 28, 2019, 09:28 PM

25th Over

Dhananjaya de Silva's third over. 

4 runs from this over. 

Jun 28, 2019, 09:04 PM

After 20 overs

The score is 111/1.

South Africa have crossed 100-run mark and Hashim Amla completed his century. 


So far, South Africa have dominated in the game. 

Jun 28, 2019, 08:25 PM

After 15 overs

South Africa are 79/1 after 15 overs. 

They scored 24 runs in the previous 5 overs with out losing wickets. 

Jun 28, 2019, 08:14 PM

After 10 overs

The score is 53/1.

After losing an early wicket, South Africa are holding up. 


Hashim Amla and Faffy building a crucial partnership here at this moment. 

Jun 28, 2019, 07:50 PM

After 5 overs

The score 31/1.

South Africa lost a crucial wicket of Quinton de Kock while chasing 204 to win.  

Jun 28, 2019, 07:38 PM

4.5 | Wicket!

Lasith Malinga strikes to take Quinton de Kock's wicket. 

Malinga to de Kock, bowled. 

De Kock scored 15 runs. 

Next batsman is Faf du Plessis. 

Jun 28, 2019, 07:22 PM

Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock start the run chase. 

Jun 28, 2019, 06:49 PM

Innings break:

Sri Lanka post 204-run target against South Africa

Jun 28, 2019, 06:46 PM

49.3 | Wicket!

Final wicket gone...

Chris Morris to Malinga, caught out by Faf du Plessis. 

Malinga scored 4 runs. 

The score is 203. 

Jun 28, 2019, 06:45 PM

48.3 | Wicket!

Isuru Udana out.

He scored 17 runs. 

Rabada to Udana, caught and bowled. 

Next batsman is Lasith Malinga. 

Jun 28, 2019, 06:36 PM

45.3 | Wicket!

Thisara Perera out... 

He scored 21 runs. 

Andile Phehlukwayo to Perera, caught out Kagiso Rabada. 

Next batsman Suranga Lakmal. 

Jun 28, 2019, 06:23 PM

After 45 overs

The score is 182/7. 

Thisara Perera and Isuru Udana added 19 runs to the score.

No wickets in the previous 5 overs. 

Jun 28, 2019, 06:10 PM

After 40 overs

Sri Lanka scored 28 runs and lost two wickets. 


The score is 163/7. 

Jun 28, 2019, 06:04 PM

39.5 | Wicket!

Jeevan Mendis out... he scored 18 runs off 46 balls. 

Chris Morris to Mendis, caught out by Dwaine Pretorius. 

Next batsman is Isuru Udana. 

Jun 28, 2019, 05:58 PM

36.1 | Wicket!

Dhananjaya de Silva departs after scoring 24 runs. 

JP Duminy to de Silva, bowled. 

Next batsman is Thisara Perera. 

Jun 28, 2019, 05:50 PM

After 35 overs

The score is 135/5. 

Sri Lanka scored 20 runs without losing a single wicket. 

Jun 28, 2019, 05:26 PM

After 30 overs

The score is 115/5

Sri Lanka scored just nine runs and lost 1 wicket. 


The current run rate is 3.96.

Jun 28, 2019, 05:20 PM

27.1 | Wicket!

Kusal Mendis out after scoring 23 runs. 

Dwaine Pretorius to Mendis, caught out by Chris Morris. 

Next batsman is Jeevan Mendis. 

Jun 28, 2019, 05:04 PM

After 25 overs

In previous five overs, Sri Lanka scored 15 runs and lost one wicket. 


South African bowling has been brilliant today. 

Jun 28, 2019, 04:54 PM

Sri Lanka cross 100-run mark.

The score is 102/4 after 23 overs. 

Jun 28, 2019, 04:52 PM

21.5 | Wicket!

Angelo Mathews out after scoring 11 runs off 29 balls. 

Chris Morris to Mathews, bowled. 

Next batsman is Dhananjaya de Silva. 

Jun 28, 2019, 04:49 PM

After 20 overs

The score is 91/3. 

Sri Lanka scored nine runs in the previous five overs. A good partnership can build here between Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews. 

Jun 28, 2019, 04:37 PM


Quite similar...

Jun 28, 2019, 04:15 PM

After 15 overs

Sri Lanka are 82/3.

South African bowlers have taken wickets at regular intervals but the Sri Lankan batsmen have still managed to score runs at a steady rate of 5.47 despite losing 3 wickets.

Jun 28, 2019, 04:01 PM

11.3 | Wicket!

Dwaine Pretorius strikes again and takes another crucial wicket. 

Kusal Perera departs after scoring 30 runs. 

Pretorius to Perera, bowled. 

Angelo Mathews is the next batsman. 

Jun 28, 2019, 03:57 PM

After 10 overs

The score is 67/2.

In the previous five overs, Sri Lanka scored 31 runs and lost a wicket. 

Jun 28, 2019, 03:55 PM

9.5 | Wicket!

Avishka Fernando out after scoring 30 runs. Dwaine Pretorius to Fernando, caught out by Faf du Plessis. 

Pretorius to Fernando, edge and the ball went high up, landed safely in Faffy's hand. 

Next batsman is Kusal Mendis. 

Jun 28, 2019, 03:37 PM

After 5 overs

The score is 36/1. South Africa took a crucial wicket but Sri Lanka maintained the run rate. They managed to hit big shots, at least one in every over apart from the first over. 

Sri Lanka must build a partnership to put up a good total. While South Africa would look to take wickets to break the momentum. 

Jun 28, 2019, 03:07 PM

0.1 | Wicket!

A dream start for South Africa as Rabada gets an early breakthrough. Dimuth Karunaratne departs on a golden duck. 

Next batsman is Avishka Fernando. 

Jun 28, 2019, 03:05 PM

Sri Lankan openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera are at the crease and South Africa's Kagiso Rabada has opened the bowling attack. 

Jun 28, 2019, 02:35 PM


South Africa won the toss and skipper Faf du Plessis opted to field first. 

Playing XI: 

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Faf du Plessis(c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir

Jun 28, 2019, 02:23 PM


Sri Lanka can also grab the fourth semi-final berth if they win all their remaining three games. 

Jun 28, 2019, 02:21 PM


They have played a total of 76 matches, South Africa won 43 and Sri Lanka won 31. 

Sri Lanka lost their one-day international series earlier this year in South Africa 5-0 but Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha said the team were confident after their 20-run win against England. 

Jun 28, 2019, 02:17 PM


A full 50-over game is expected in Chester-le-Street as a bright day is expected today. 

Jun 28, 2019, 02:15 PM


Get live actions from Chester-le-Street...

Jun 28, 2019, 02:12 PM


Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi

Jun 28, 2019, 02:11 PM


Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha has warned that misfiring South Africa could still be dangerous after his side revived their World Cup hopes with a shock victory against England.

The Sri Lankans, the 1996 champions, had a miserable start to the tournament in England and Wales, with just one win from their first five games, during which they suffered two washouts.

But last week's win against the hosts and England's subsequent defeat at the hands of Australia has thrown the World Cup wide open.

Hathurusingha said South Africa still posed a threat in Friday's match, even though they will be heading home after the group phase.

Sri Lanka have six points after six matches, one behind Bangladesh and Pakistan and two behind fourth-placed England. Those three competing teams have all played seven games.

The top four sides from the 10-team round-robin phase progress to the semi-finals.

Jun 28, 2019, 02:09 PM

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